Every few months the UPS (uninterruptable power supply — basically a power bar with built-in battery) in the server closet starts emitting a steady, high-pitched beep. Kate says it does this because it is overloaded. The only way to get it to shut up (did I mention that the server closet is literally two feet from my desk chair?) is to turn it off and on again. Which, unfortunately, means I need to gracefully power down all the systems in the closet, reset the UPS, and then bring them back up again.

This time around, I took advantage of the forced power down and moved two not-so-essential computers off the UPS, so hopefully the beeping won’t happen again.

This is my very long-winded way of saying that Feedwhip had a brief (less than 5 minutes) outage today.